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The pandemic has changed a lot of our plans for fall, but thankfully it has not taken away one tradition…apple picking. Apple picking on the North Shore has been underway for a couple of weeks, but there are still many delicious varieties to choose from if you haven’t gone yet! (Be sure to note if a farm requires advance ticket purchase.) All require masks and social distancing and will be limiting the number of people picking at all times, so show up early or be prepared to wait. Many of these farms also offer pumpkins for sale, apple cider and cider donuts.

Once you choose a farm, make sure to check their website or call to ensure the orchards are open and the apple variety you’re looking for is available.

Barker’s Farm
1267 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA
(978) 683-0785
Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm (Sundays – 9 am to 3 pm)

Boston Hill Farm
1370 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA
(978) 681-8556
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Brooksby Farm
54 Felton St. Peabody, MA
(978) 531-7456
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (closed Mondays)

Cider Hill Farm
45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury MA
(978) 388-5525
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
Purchase advance tickets here.

Connemara House Farm
252 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield, MA
(978) 767-6381
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays only, from 9:30 am to 4 pm

Connors Farm
30 Valley Road, Danvers, MA
(978) 777 1245
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Buy apple bags here.

Russell Orchards
143 Argilla Rd. Ipswich, MA
(978) 356-5366
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays)

Smolak Farms
315 South Bradford Street North Andover, MA
(978) 682-6332
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm

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